Dementia is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we get older. Dementia affects our memory, communication and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common causes of dementia. See our articles ‘How do you know if you are suffering from Dementia?’ and ‘Alzheimer’s, Vascular or Lewy Bodies? Dementia explained’.
Promising research now shows that we can reduce our risk of dementia through a combination of simple but effective brain healthy lifestyle changes. By identifying and controlling your personal risk factors, you can maximize your chances of lifelong brain health and take effective steps to preserve your cognitive abilities.
Researchers are now focusing on prevention as well as treatment as incidence of dementia has increased.
Six Steps to Dementia Prevention
Dementia is a complex disease with multiple risk factors. Some, like our age and genetics, are outside our control. However, there are six steps for a brain-healthy lifestyle that are within our control.